Treating and Preventing Eczema

Review of Eucerin and Aquaphor Products Yesterday we started discussing eczema: the red, dry, itchy, scaly winter skin many of us get during the dry winter months. Be the Best Nanny Newsletter’s second favorite set of moisturizers for prevention and treatment of eczema are Aquaphor and Eucerin Original Moisturizing Creme. Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment and […]

Charged with Child Abuse After Appearing on "Dr. Phil" Show

“Hot Saucing is the new wash out your mouth with sauce.”This story that appeared on Good Morning America this morning is so disturbing I must interrupt the start of our eczema treatment series to discuss it.Video from the “Dr. Phil” television show of an Alaska mother forcing her son to drink hot sauce and take […]

Treating Infant and Child Eczema

Nannies Love CeraVe™ for Treatment of Eczema In the winter it’s essential to keep children’s skin moisturized. Last week we explained the dangers of dry air and why using a cool-mist humidifier in the room where the child sleeps can help keep their nasal passages moist. Another common problem caused by dry winter air is […]

Wonderful Children’s Book for Winter

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen It’s not surprising that John Schoenherr received the 1988 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Owl Moon. The watercolors in this book capture the wonder and beauty of the walk through the woods in the snow. The main character’s older brothers have been out “owling” with their father, but now […]

Giveaway Book by Tara McClintick: Enter by January 28 Midnight EST

Regarding Nannies Giveaway Please enter this awesome book giveaway. Tara McClintick, a mother who has written books for kids with autism is donating one to nannies. She is offering any one of her books found at: To enter, simply comment in response to this post by midnight Friday, January 28th, and a winner will […]

Could Your Charge Be a Bully?

It is No Name-Calling Week Is your charge a bully, but you, the parents, and child don’t know it? There are many reasons to kick the bully habit. Many bullies grow up into adults who bully their families, friends, and co-workers, causing all sorts of problems with relationships and careers. To help determine if a […]

No Name-Calling Week

Have any of your charges been a victim of name-calling? Far too many children experience some form of bullying and name-calling. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, between 15 and 30 percent of all students are either bullies or victims of bullying. It begins in the elementary school and peaks during middle school […]

How Important is it to for Au Pairs Working In America to Speak English?

According to Edina Stone of Au Pair ClearningHouse au pairs with good English skills are one of the “top” priorities for host parents. When she surveyed parents in their au pair polls, parents rate English as the most important childcare skill. An overwhelming majority of host parents (93%) rate English skills as their Number One […]

Bottled Water Scorecard – Only Filtered Water Gets an A

How Does Your Bottled Water Stack Up? Labels on expensive bottled water may lead us to think the water inside comes from pristine springs or has amazing healing powers. But, bottled water companies don’t have to tell us what is in those bottles. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) decided to look at what they do […]

How to Use Cool Mist Humidifiers

Products Nannies Love: Crane Humidifiers It’s currently 13F degrees and it feels like minus -1F degrees where I live in New Jersey. The children I care for and I have dry skin and patches of eczema and dry cracked lips due to the bitter cold and dry air. Plus, their little noses are dry (sometimes […]